Madigan’s Pubcast

Hosted ByKathleen Madigan

Comedian Kathleen Madigan opens her Pub every week to talk about everything and anything fun in her world. Light bar conversations ranging from her parents to unsolved mysteries, sports to chimpanzee documentaries.

Baby Hot Dogs, The Death of TAB, and an Irish Dolphin

Kathleen opens the show reminding listeners to get their own “twisty Bic candle lighter”, and introduces her new vintage Stevie Nicks prayer candle. Kathleen gushes over Stevie’s TikTok roller skate video to the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams,” which dominated the internet with the “Dreams Challenge” for a few weeks.

Kathleen’s other favorite singer Dolly Parton has mentioned that she is still considering posing for Playboy for her upcoming 75th birthday.  Kathleen celebrates the latest antics from her Pub Idols by toasting them with a Spotted Cow beer, and describes her last hangover experience drinking too much of the New Glarus beer after one of her shows in Green Bay.

“GAS STATION or ROAD” FOOD: In continuing her search for best not-so-nutritious fast food, Kathleen shares with listeners her review of Hebrew National mini hot dogs and frozen White Castle sliders.  She recommends 48 seconds in the microwave for the ultimate deliciousness.

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT TO FOLLOW: Kathleen tells listeners to follow her friend, comedian George Wallace’s Twitter account for unlimited fun.

KATHLEEN’S NEW MOVIE ROLE: Kathleen tells listeners about her role as a comedy club manager in the new movie “The Opening Act,” available to stream on Amazon Prime.

FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE: Kathleen provides an update on her beginner Fantasy Football league, which includes one of her fellow managers having 3 kickers, and her friend Dorie refusing to give up any Philadelphia Eagles players “in the spirit of fanship.”

EVEL KNIEVEL MUSEUM: As a follow up to Pubcast Episode 7, Kathleen tells listeners about the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka Kansas.  The two-story museum opened in 2017 and has the largest collection of authentic Knievel memorabilia in the world.

RIP TAB SODA: Kathleen discusses the Coca Cola Company’s recent announcement that they are discontinuing making TAB soda.  TAB was the second diet soda to be released in the commercial market in 1963 after Diet Rite.  Kathleen proceeds into childhood stories of her mother drinking TAB and pouring baby oil on her skin to sun tan in the back yard.

WHERE IS DR. BIRX: Kathleen provides listeners with an update on the whereabouts of Dr. Deborah Birx, the annoying scarf-wearing coordinator of the White House coronavirus response. Birx has not attended any of President Trump’s press briefings on the pandemic for five months, and Kathleen goes into why she has been sidelined by the administration with her own colorful commentary.

COVID AIRPLANE SAFETY: Kathleen discusses a recent study deeming “virtually nonexistent” COVID-19 exposure on airplanes when passengers wear masks.  She argues the data presented, as well as the fact that United Airlines sponsored the test.  Kathleen discloses to listeners why she thinks air travel is filthy even when we’re NOT in a pandemic, and tells listeners of a recent phone call with her father when he attempted to cash in 847 air miles for an airline ticket.

NEW ORGANS DISCOVERED: Kathleen is amazed to find out that scientists using a new scanning technology to hunt for prostate tumors ended up discovering a new organ in the human head that was previously unknown to the medical community.

GREENLAND SHARK: As many listeners can agree, Kathleen has a mild obsession with sharks and was fired up to hear that Greenland Sharks are now the oldest living vertebrateon the planet.  She reads that researchers have used radiocarbon dating to determine the ages of 28 of the animals, and estimated that one female was about 400 years old. The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age of 150.

Kathleen compares their life span to “infinity,” then tells a grade school story of a nun explaining to her how long infinity is.

NEW BANKSY MURAL APPEARS: Kathleen has been a fan of the elusive British street artist Banksy since the famous incident involving his “Girl With A Balloon” painting shredding itself immediately after action at Sotheby’s in 2018.  She is thrilled that a new Banksy muralhas appeared on the side of a Nottingham beauty salon, showing a girl hula hooping with a bike tire while an actual bicycle is chained below the image.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen is well into the second season of the Irish crime drama “Blood” on AcornTV (available on Amazon), and if listeners watched and like “The Vow” on HBO, she recommends the documentary “Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult” on Amazon.

MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen discusses the mystery behind the famous Irish bottlenose dolphin, Fungie.  According to locals in the Irish town of Dingle, Fungie was first spotted in the Dingle Harbor in 1983 making him approximately 40 years old.  One of the tourist highlights for anyone visiting the area is a boat ride to see Fungie, and Kathleen is devasted that her dolphin friend has been reported missing.

Kathleen closes the podcast by reading a Dolly Parton quote involving living your best life, and tells listeners to head to her Instagram to see her video of Air Force One landing in Nashville last week.  She then announces that she has finally joined the TikTok racket so that she can communicate with her nieces, and tells listeners what she likes the best about each social media platform and their communities.  She’s specifically finding that Yorkie dog owners are the most passionate about dressing up their pets on social media.